When the call came, Dan Deacon was tracking his new album. The songs were structured, the studio time was booked, there was a release date scheduled, and suddenly he was being invited to play shows with Arcade Fire. Big shows.
I don't know how to cook food, but I have a new recipe called Andra Fuller. This guy is educated, good looking AND funny. I know, right? Where'd he come from?! Step aside, people! Yeah, that means you. I'm in line first.
Rather than simply dismissing the show as being blasphemous, maybe we should continue to watch with an awareness of contemporary issues and a strong sense of irony. To do so, would ask us to consider what then does it mean to have a black Jesus living and moving in impoverished black spaces?
Describing Eric André's comedy ends up being a lot like watching the opening credits for his show: a confused jumble of comedy snippets cobbled together into a crazy quilt. And that's 100 percent by design.
Cop-show satire Eagleheart: Paradise Rising has returned for its third season, complete with a dramatic, new subtitle and an ambitious, season-long narrative arc. Which doesn't mean that the stars are any less trigger-happy, or that the producers have stinted on the surreal humor.
"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.